Release Title: Entity 005
Label: Entity London
Cat No: ENTITY005
Style: UK Garage, Minimal, Breaks
A1. Cab Sauve
A2. Cab Sauve (Harry's Sour Grapes Mix)
B1. Seven Below Groove
B2. Where It Happens
@AlecFalconer is a new artist we are currently working with here at Entity and we are really excited to present to you his first solo release with Entity 005.
Alec is part of the Nixwax crew along with Rob Amboule + Harry Wills who features on the funky remix of our 005 release.
-- Editors note --
I have discovered since purchasing copies of this record that the owner of Entity:London, Shai Spooner, has expressed his dislike for this record. He argues that discrimination he faces in the scene have soured his relationship with the artists he showcased on it. He feels connected to Aboriginal communities in Australia and recently brought to light his own experiences as a DJ in Australia.
The artwork on this record is native Aboriginal and Shai does not want to be a part of what many consider to be the cultural appropriation of black culture. He has since stated that he will be donating all proceeds of his record to aid Indigenous Australians. I would like to respect that and do the same myself.
Although I only have two copies of it, know that the proceeds will be donated to the Healing Foundation, a national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organization that partners with communities to address the ongoing trauma caused by actions including the forced removal of children from their families.
I am just one person, doing this all out of my bedroom. I'm not an organization, nor do I have a lot of influence. But I really think Shai brings up a great point regarding appropriation of black culture. Especially with this music we all enjoy and play. It's important to understand where this all comes from. As this scene continues to develop, we have the chance to be on the right side of history. It's so easy to not worry about stuff that doesn't affect us, but for some people it's really time to wake up and see how deeply ingrained systematic racism is in our society. From the ground up, we nurture prejudice in our youth, often without even realizing it. It's not fair for minority artists to face underlying racism in our scene that was created originally out of these marginalized communities as refuge for those cast aside by society. The more mainstream we get, the more important it is to not forget where we come from.